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This season's SB Nation MLS Mock Draft did not include me thanks to a medical misadventure, but it's still an interesting mock as usual.
Every year, the editors of the SB Nation blogs around Major League Soccer do a mock draft together. It features every blogger picking the players for their teams, which usually leads to a more accurate representation since we all know just what our teams need.
Unfortunately, this year I had a misadventure involving my lymph nodes and I missed the live draft thanks to illness. (No fun, lemme tell you.) Instead, the other MLS bloggers had to make my picks for me. I didn't completely agree with the selection that they made, but I'm not going to complain, the whole 'me missing it' thing was pretty much all my fault. In the end, they ended up mocking Jamaican forward DeShorn Brown to Colorado at the No. 6 pick.
Here was my write-up of the pick, which features the guy who is No. 6 on my draft board going into Thursday:
The Colorado Rapids are likely to either go with a forward or a central defender in the draft, considering the stacked midfield that Oscar Pareja has put together over the off-season. If Johnson and Zavaleta are both off the board, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rapids go for DeShorn Brown to add another option into the depth chart at outside striker. Walker Zimmerman would have been another possibility, and he's probably more likely to be Colorado's pick if he's still on the board at No. 6.
Colorado also picked up attacking midfielder Ian Christianson and center back Jose Diaz using their two picks in the second round in the mock. The full SB Nation draft can be found here.